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    One Life To Live's Ron Carlivati To General Hospital. (Updated!)

    Thursday, December 01 2011


    Ron and Erika Slezak (Heidi Gutman/ABC)
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    Updated December 1:

    Ron Carlivati has officially been named head writer of "General Hospital" effective January 9, 2012. The news follows Frank Valentini's appointment to GH Executive Producer.

    Updated June 10:

    Confirming his plans after "One Life to Live" ends in January, Ron Carlivati released the following statement: "I remain fully committed to Frank Valentini and “One Life to Live” as the show’s Headwriter until the series concludes in January of 2012. It has been my distinct honor to write for Agnes Nixon’s groundbreaking soap opera for the past fifteen years, and it will be with a heavy heart that I, along with my incredibly talented team, pen its finale. At that time, I am happy to announce that I will then be joining the writing team of “General Hospital,” and am thrilled to be working once again with Executive Producer Jill Phelps as well as new Headwriter Garin Wolf."

    Same day update:

    According to Soaps In Depth, insiders are saying that the rumors of Ron Carlivati joining the "General Hospital" team are true. It seems Llanview fans shouldn't worry though, as he will reportedly continue to helm "One Life to Live" until the very last episode.

    Originally posted June 9:

    With "One Life to Live" going off the air in January 2012, there is speculation on where all the actors will end up. We don't know if any of them will land in Port Charles, but their head writer, Ron Carlivati, could join "General Hospital's" writing staff.

    Robin Strasser (Dorian) recently tweeted, "Just told, but not told it wuz secret: Ron Carlivati to "GH" as script writer-hopes 2 b co-head writer? Yo, I'm taking heat for leaving early?"

    Soaps.com is awaiting word from ABC and will keep you posted on any developments, but in the meantime what do you think? Would you like Carlivati to start scripting for your favorite Port Charles characters? Vote and share your thoughts below.



    Read what we do know for sure about the future of Port Charles at Garin Wolf Named Head Writer of General Hospital . Join us on Twitter @soapoperafan, and Facebook. Come tweet and Facebook with us about "General Hospital," all the other soap operas, "Glee," "Grey’s Anatomy" and "Vampire Diaries!"


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    Posted by dafyduc at Thursday, June 09 2011 12:32 PM

    I hope he doesn't go to GH. The storylines on OLTL are incredibly dumb for the most part. The hope of a John and Natalie reunion keep me hanging on

    Posted by jorie at Thursday, June 09 2011 01:54 PM

    OLTL is a much better soap then GH IS.! SO THEY WILL BE LUCKY,THE ONLY THING AWFUL ON OLTL WOULD BE ,IS IF RH IS TODD.!!!

    Posted by jashamm2 at Thursday, June 09 2011 06:47 PM

    Ron has ruined OLTL. Since he came on the show has never been the same! The story lines are ridiculous and no one is ever happy....where's the love? Whatever happened to listening to the audience? Thank you, Ron!
    If they're smart they won't let Ron join the show! He will destroy GH just like he did OLTL!!

    Oh, and you gotta love Robin!!!! : D

    Posted by akitas at Thursday, December 01 2011 01:02 PM

    PEOPLE, THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL. GH WON'T BE AROUND MUCH LONGER. HOW SAD.

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